Ain't Supposed to Happen

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Ain't Supposed to Happen

Postby slick4591 » Sun Jul 22, 2018 4:30 pm

This is a first for me. Friend just posted these to her FB page. Her best friend had two horses in the trailer when it happened and luckily the chains held. No damage other than what you see.

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Re: Ain't Supposed to Happen

Postby pricefarm » Sun Jul 22, 2018 5:05 pm

Boy that would make for a bad day. Could have been a lot worse though.
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Re: Ain't Supposed to Happen

Postby Bright Raven » Sun Jul 22, 2018 5:10 pm

I have had that vision go through my head a thousand times. I buy the highest grade hitch ball mounts I can find. There are cheap ones and expensive ones.
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Re: Ain't Supposed to Happen

Postby ohiosteve » Sun Jul 22, 2018 5:12 pm

That sure could have ended badly. The way that hitch is milled down to recess the ball must have made the hitch a little to thin. Seems like a design flaw. I'm glad no one got hurt.
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Re: Ain't Supposed to Happen

Postby TennesseeTuxedo » Sun Jul 22, 2018 5:30 pm

Wow! Scary.
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Re: Ain't Supposed to Happen

Postby BobbyLummus1 » Sun Jul 22, 2018 5:49 pm

looks like the new style 3" receiver with two sleeves backed down twice to a 2"
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Re: Ain't Supposed to Happen

Postby TCRanch » Sun Jul 22, 2018 5:59 pm

Yikes! Pin broke on a Versa Tote my husband was hauling but at least he had the chains & it was empty.
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Re: Ain't Supposed to Happen

Postby JMJ Farms » Sun Jul 22, 2018 7:06 pm

ohiosteve wrote: The way that hitch is milled down to recess the ball must have made the hitch a little to thin. Seems like a design flaw.


I agree. Never seen one milled down like that. Is this common practice?
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Re: Ain't Supposed to Happen

Postby Nesikep » Sun Jul 22, 2018 7:54 pm

I think it's just stamped to have the hex in it..

Yeah, that's not supposed to happen.
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Re: Ain't Supposed to Happen

Postby 5S Cattle » Sun Jul 22, 2018 8:16 pm

Wow first for me too
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Re: Ain't Supposed to Happen

Postby farmerjan » Sun Jul 22, 2018 9:17 pm

Kudos for her being a very astute driver and able to handle it quickly and in a positive way. That could have been a real disaster. Never seen it before either. My biggest fear has always been the pin that goes through it under the truck through the receiver and all coming out.
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Re: Ain't Supposed to Happen

Postby Brute 23 » Sun Jul 22, 2018 9:26 pm

BobbyLummus1 wrote:looks like the new style 3" receiver with two sleeves backed down twice to a 2"


Yup. Maybe next time they will spend the few extra dollars for the heavier duty hitch.
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Re: Ain't Supposed to Happen

Postby littletom » Sun Jul 22, 2018 9:33 pm

I have the one piece solid ones. I think the are cast about 60 bucks each. Those ones scare me anything more than a lawn mower.
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Re: Ain't Supposed to Happen

Postby Silver » Sun Jul 22, 2018 9:45 pm

BobbyLummus1 wrote:looks like the new style 3" receiver with two sleeves backed down twice to a 2"


Yes, that's what the sleeves are for. I suppose the question is was the hitch rated for the load?
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Re: Ain't Supposed to Happen

Postby littletom » Sun Jul 22, 2018 10:16 pm

My guess tongue weight got it. I think those regular duty ones are 5000#
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